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Job Reference: 078-FC300-2

First Community Health and Care
Podiatry Team
£24,214 to £30,112 pa + 5HCAS + Welcome Benefit

First Community is rated Outstanding by CQC – making us one of the top 2% of organisations providing NHS care in the country.

Join a staff-owned social enterprise committed to providing first-rate care, through our first-rate people, offering first-rate value to our local community. We provide NHS Community services offering a friendly face with highly-rated, well run services, delivered by our skilled people.

First Community is a great place to work if you want to have a career where you feel supported to develop your potential.

We offer:

- High quality training and development including clinical supervision, mentorship, preceptorship support and career development

- Flexible working enabling you to have a good work life balance

- Inclusive and friendly rated as one of the best places to work in the NHS staff survey by colleagues working for First Community

- Well led our CQC inspection highlighted the quality of our leadership and management

- Flexible Retirement options including NHS Pensions

- Employee benefits including a car salary sacrific and child care vouchers.

About Us

First Community Health and Care is situated in the heart of the South East with excellent transportation links to the capital. We are a small and friendly organisation, with a range of therapy services working across a variety of clinical sites located in e.g. Redhill, Caterham, Horley and Oxted.

 About You 

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic HCPC registered Specialist Podiatrist, Band 5. Full-time is preferred, but part-time would be considered. 

You will have the opportunity to broaden your experience and work within a supportive and stimulating multidisciplinary community environment. You will need to be an enthusiastic, flexible and an adaptive team player. You will communicate well with other team members and patients whilst being punctual, reliable and committed to providing a high-level of patient care. We work primarily in community clinics; however, you may see some patients in care homes and their own homes too. 

You will be guided by comprehensive policies and a supportive team, to assess, diagnose, develop and implement individual programmes of care for patients. Our patients present with a wide range of clinical needs, including acute and chronic neuropathies, chronic diseases, vascular problems and wound management. You will actively undertake rotations in nail surgery, MSK and High Risk specialties with support from senior podiatrists following completion of your induction to the podiatry service.

First Community Health and Care offers you an opportunity to develop your clinical skills to promote patient-centred community and outpatient care.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.

Our preferred method of contact is by email. Please check your email regularly following the closing date.

Successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

Recruitment and Retention Premium

Recruitment and Retention Premium applies to the following posts:

Health Visitors, Paediatric Therapists, Ward based Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Audiologists, Continence Nurses, Identified areas for Band 5 & 6 Staff Nurses and District Nurses.

Successful applicants within the staff groups above will receive -

  • £1000 upon commencement (payable in your first months’ salary) then;

  • £1000 after 6 months service subject to satisfactory completion of your probationary period.

    Do note that repayment clauses apply - and will be provided, as required to the relevant post holders.

    Please note, due to high volumes of applicants, certain posts may close early. We recommend candidates apply early to avoid disappointment.

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